Purpose

The SOAP Mentoring Academy is a community of individuals passionate about mentoring the growth, learning, and career development of the next generation of those committed to providing obstetric anesthesia care.

Goals

To enhance the personal and professional development of mentors and mentees, as a benefit to SOAP members, by:

  • Providing guidance, advice, and support 
  • Connecting individuals
  • Creating targeted programs and events 

Focus Areas

  1. Speaker Exchange Program
  2. Short-term Consulting Services (i.e., Mentor/Mentee Matching Program)
  3. Professional Development Lecture Series

2022-2023 Term & Deadlines

  • July 1, 2022 - Applications for Mentor/Mentee pairings open
  • August 15, 2022 - Applications for Mentor/Mentee pairings close
  • October 15, 2022 - Mentors & Mentees will be paired for a 6-month commitment
  • (October 2022 - meet up at ASA if possible)
  • April 15, 2023 - Mentor/Mentee 6-month commitment is completed
  • (May 2023 - meet up at SOAP Annual Meeting if possible)

For the Mentor For the Mentee
Eligibility:
Associate Professor
Professor
Private Practice OB Anesthesiologists

Eligibility:
Clinical Instructor or Equivalent
Assistant Professor
Associate Professor
Private Practice OB Anesthesiologists

 6-month commitment  6-month commitment
Clear goals and objectives discussed
during first meeting
Clear goals and objectives discussed
during first meeting
Engage with mentee every 2-4 weeks
(depending on the need and the stage of the pairing commitment)
Check-in with mentor every 2-4 weeks
(depending on the need and the stage of the pairing commitment)
No more than 2 mentees per cycle Only 1 mentor per cycle 
Completion of EXIT survey Completion of EXIT survey


Areas of Interest

  • Clinical Teaching
  • Clinical Care
  • Clinical Research
  • Career Planning
  • Classroom Skills
  • Presenting Nationally
  • Basic Science Research
  • Grant/Funding
  • Administrative Leadership
  • Educational Leadership
  • Departmental Leadership
  • Research Leadership
  • Publishing Research
  • Manuscript Writing
  • Navigating Upper Management
  • Navigating a Career as a Woman
  • Navigating a Career as a URM
  • Business Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Academic Promotion
  • Program/Fellowship Director development/Leadership
  • Division Director development/Leadership
  • How to Be a Mentor/Mentee
  • Manuscript Peer Review
  • Quality Improvement Research


If interested in participating, please complete the following form:

Join the Mentoring Academy as a Mentor/Mentee